Driskel (hamstring) agreed Wednesday with the Broncos on a two-year, $5 million contract, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports. Driskel showed that he may just be more than just a competent backup across three starts for Detroit last season, and he'll now hold down the fort behind Drew Lock in Denver. The addition of Driskel makes it increasingly more likely that the Broncos part ways with veteran signal caller-caller Joe Flacco (neck) ahead of the 2020 campaign.
Driskel (hamstring) is expected to sign with the Broncos, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports. Driskel gives Denver another backup option behind Drew Lock, leaving Joe Flacco's status with the team in question. Driskel played in three contests for the Lions last season before suffering a season-ending hamstring injury. He compiled 685 passing yards with a 59.0 passing percentage, to go along with four touchdowns and four interceptions.
Driskel (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. While Driskel was technically active for Thursday's Thanksgiving Day loss to the Bears, it certainly didn't seem as if the backup quarterback was healthy enough to compete, so Saturday's roster designation shouldn't come as much of a surprise. The Lions have not placed Matthew Stafford on injured reserve despite multiple fractures in his back, but considering their dismal record it's entirely possible the team decides to play it incredibly cautious with its franchise signal caller. David Blough, the team's third-string option and Thursday's starter, looked solid in his professional debut and figures to continue reprising the role until Stafford is deemed healthy enough to compete, though Detroit did sign Kyle Sloter as an insurance policy off the Cardinals' practice squad.
Driskel (hamstring) is listed as active Thursday against the Bears. The Lions made a ruling on Driskel's starting ability Wednesday, naming undrafted rookie David Blough the spot No. 1 for this contest. Still, Driskel is available, so he's on hand in the event something befalls Blough. Elsewhere on the roster, tight end Logan Thomas was a quarterback in college, meaning Driskel may not be called upon at all in that scenario.
Driskel (hamstring) will yield his spot as the Lions' starting quarterback to David Blough in Thursday's game versus the Bears. The Lions thus have confirmed a previous report from Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com. Driskel's current hamstring issue is serious enough to keep him out of the starting lineup, but may not hinder him so much that he'll be among the team's inactives Thursday. With a fourth starting nod in place of Matthew Stafford (hip/back) not in the cards, Driskel will hand over the reins of the offense to Blough, an undrafted rookie out of Purdue.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/27||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||23||22.13|
|4||10/02||@New York Jets||17||19.13|
|5||10/11||@New England Patriots||1||11.06|
|7||10/25||Kansas City Chiefs||14||17.89|
|10||11/15||@Las Vegas Raiders||0.00|
|11||11/22||Los Angeles Chargers||8||15.63|
|12||11/29||New Orleans Saints||20||20.18|
|13||12/07||@Kansas City Chiefs||14||17.89|
|16||12/27||@Los Angeles Chargers||8||15.63|
|17||01/03||Las Vegas Raiders||0.00|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||60.0||844||5||3||140||2||83|